North Shore Surfing
The North Shore is famous for high waves and good surfing, especially during the winter competitions. But when the surf is high, many beaches are closed for swimming. Some beaches are always dangerous because the waves break close to shore.
Some pictures have been added to this page on February 21, 2015.
The red warning flags are not far apart and swim guards control the beaches.
Houses near Sandy beach have recently been affected by the high waves. Some claim that the rise of the ocean level with a few inches no longer make the reefs along the cost as protective.
Some owners try to create protective barriers and try to replace lost sand.
The waves are on the other hand something for the surfers, especially when the waves form “tubes” to surf in and through.
There were quite a few surfers on the North shore when we visited, on December 20.
There were many onlookers and photographers, although competitions were over.
Rescue services were close to the surfers.
Finally a promising wave as one of the surfers makes a try to catch it.
Picture taken in January, 2015. There were several surfers who used helmets. It is easy to understand why.
Picture taken in January 2015. The competition would only take place if there were 40 foot waves.